A reporter and editor at the New York Times has resigned and offers strong words in her resignation letter: Resignation Letter — Bari Weiss
Instead, a new consensus has emerged in the press, but perhaps especially at this paper: that truth isn’t a process of collective discovery, but an orthodoxy already known to an enlightened few whose job is to inform everyone else.
Twitter is not on the masthead of The New York Times. But Twitter has become its ultimate editor. As the ethics and mores of that platform have become those of the paper, the paper itself has increasingly become a kind of performance space. Stories are chosen and told in a way to satisfy the narrowest of audiences, rather than to allow a curious public to read about the world and then draw their own conclusions.
Related: Everyone today is guilty or will be guilty of wrong think. The rules change daily. Something you said last year or 35 years ago, which was reasonable in the context of the time, is now viewed was wrong think – you have committed a thought crime for which you will be eternally punished.
Bari Weiss has been labeled a Nazi by many self described progressive enthusiasts, apparently not aware that she is Jewish, studied abroad in Israel, and later worked in Israel, and is a Zionist. But even with that background, she is labeled a Nazi by the name callers.
The New York Times, like much of what constituted high brow culture, has devolved in to rule by mob. Facts, evidence, logic are all thrown out the window. Nothing matters any or except to be perpetually angry in the perpetual culture of outrage. If the world were perfect, these people would still be outraged. There is no end game for them.